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Coin of Kingdom of Macedonia with head of Herakles, struck under Amyntas III

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Obverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lion's skin, to right. Reverse: Eagle to right, wings closed, holding serpent in his talons and eating it. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 381–369 B.C.


Macedonia (Kingdom)


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.93 gm. Die Axis: 3

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The Ancient World


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